Slum Summer - ABABO cd

(Jigsaw Records, PZL151)

Slum Summer formed a few years ago in San Diego, and is led by recent UK expat, Hugh J Noble (who released a number of entertaining solo records throughout the '00s), and rounded out by another Brit and a pair of Americans. The band mostly plays low-key indie rock with catchy melodies and storytelling-style lyrics, replete with obscure references, literary and otherwise. For that very reason, Hugh's songwriting often reminds me quite a bit of Graeme Downes of the Verlaines. Overall, a very cool and solid debut from this promising new band. 

Not limited. All songs written by Slum Summer. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

Tracklisting:
  1. Annabel
  2. Trampoline
  3. Vauxhall
  4. Back To Seagrave
  5. Sing Sing In The Rain
  6. Bobby
  7. The Rub
  8. Lucy
  9. The Sacramento Goodbye
  10. Nebraska
  11. Merritt Parkway